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Language Education Semester Away @ Monterey

Below is information about a study away program being offered Fall 2023 at our graduate school, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in beautiful Monterey, CA.  The program is designed to focus on language education (English or other world languages). They’re accepting applications now!

The newly designed Monterey Language Education Semester (MLES), a collaboration between faculty at Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a study away program that gives you the opportunity to explore core concepts and practices in language teaching at MIIS with a focus on social engagement. Coursework, which takes place during the fall semester, includes: 

  • Language Analysis OR Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Intercultural Competence (2 credits)
  • Principles & Practices of Language Teaching I (4 credits)
  • Service-Learning in the Monterey Bay Region (2 credits)
  • Language Teaching for Social Justice (2 credits)
  • Electives (2-4 credits)

This program is ideal for those who are interested in teaching language in the US or abroad, seeking out Fulbright teaching assistantships, or participating in the Peace Corps. Furthermore, the program can shorten time to completion of a full MA TESOL or TFL at MIIS should you choose to return for a master’s degree. 

You can learn more about the MLES by visiting this webpage: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/study-abroad/programs-locations/california/middlebury-language-education-semester. Feel free to reach out to meet at any point to discuss this opportunity by emailing Jason Martel, Associate Professor, Program Chair, and Career & Academic Advisor, TESOL/TFL, MIIS at jmartel@middlebury.edu.  If you’re interested in continuing on to complete an MA TESOL or MA TFL at MIIS after the MLES, I’d highly recommend that we meet in order to strategize which courses you should take at the College to smooth the transition.